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We are still able to despatch most of our products, however, coasters and placemats are still not available but we hope to offer these again soon.

Our despatch times are normal, but Royal Mail & Parcelforce delivery times are varying depending on location - some parcels arrive next day and others are taking up to 10 days, which we have no control over.

We will update this message as anything changes.

Memories of Croydon

Hi, I was born in Purley in 1950 and moved to Crawley in 1957 so my memories are sketchy. What I do remember was Kennards in about 1954/5 and a pony or donkey ride that used to start outside and go into a park or open area close by. Does anyone remember that too? Also Kennards top floor and tea room, a quartet playing to (...Read full memory)

I worked on the Croydon Advertiser from about 1959 to 1963 and met my wife Frances Dowsett, who was also a reporter there at the office in High Street. We used to lunch most days at Batty's Bar, upstairs in a pub on the corner of George Street opposite the Advertiser. We often ate in the evening if we had a late job at (...Read full memory)

I loved to travel to Croydon from Carshalton on the Hill every month with my mother before I started school in 1960. After that it was in the school holidays with my mother and brother. I remember being on a trolley bus and seeing the sparks. Once the conductor came off the rail and a man had to get a pole to sort it out. (...Read full memory)

Hi, I just stumbled on this fabulous site as I was trying to find some photos of the Duppas Hil Lane area. I lived at number 23 Duppas Hill Terrace from around 1963-71 and I would have been 12 or 13 ish when the lovely Croydon Council decided to tear our house down and build the block of flats that (...Read full memory)

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